Undergraduate student scholars from around the state will gather on the West Virginia University campus on Feb. 17, for the 9th Annual Literature Symposium for Undergraduate Students, which is sponsored by the WVU Department of English in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. The symposium will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eighteen students representing six West Virginia colleges and universities will present their literary papers in the WVU Mountainlair. A panel of faculty judges will award cash prizes for first, second, and third places to the best conference papers. Adam Komisaruk, WVU assistant professor of English, will present the keynote address,”The Blake Model: A Virtual Environment for the Humanities.”

Students scheduled to present papers include: Jessica Holly and Debra Pugh from Concord College; Elisha Baker, Shannon DeWitt, Eva Choon-ok Harvey, Cathy Hults, and Angela Rehbein from Fairmont State College; Katrina Dufourny, Stephanie Grove, Matthew Hogg, Sarah Marsh, Jessica McDonald, Renée Theragood, and Kendra Vincent from West Virginia University; Sarah Alouf and Eric Scott Bline from Shepherd College; Charity Herman from West Liberty State College; and Kathleen Deso from Wheeling Jesuit University.

The public is invited to attend this free event. For registration and additional information, contact the Department of English at 293-3107 ext. 404.